Year: 1994 Source: The Netherlands: DSWO Press, Leiden University, 1994. p.175-187 SIEC No: 19940803

This chapter provides an epidemiology of parasuicides in the Stockholm area. 1989 data reflects 501 patients & 571 events. Over the 3-year period, rates decreased for both men & women. Rates were higher among women than men in every age group. Young women (15-24) had markedly higher rates than young men for each year. A sharp decrease for women aged 25-34 between 1989 & 1991 is noteworthy. In addition to using the WHO/EURO questionnaire, variables relevant to suicidal behavior were monitored.